Summary: redesigining the user process for creating and getting to created playlists within the Maemo 5 OS/platform.
Idea presented in two methods:
go to music player
tap on music library icon
tap on artist/album/song (the appearance and order of these should be a preference setting customizable for the user)
see song, notice (+) sign at the right side of the song list
tap (+) sign to add song to current playlist, or be prompted to create a new playlist if you've not saved one
item starts playing with visual indicator in the top right of the page while user is still within the playlist area to select new songs
Real-Time Search Method
go to Music Player
slide out keyboard or access on-screen search box for virtual keyboard to begin typing the name of an artist, song, or playlist. Items being showing in a list format
upon seeing the desired song or artist, click on the (+) to add to playlist or just tap on the song name to play
if a playlist is selected, there would be no (+) button, only the option to start listening to music.
I believe that if this is implemented that there will be a signifiant reduction in the complaints towards the media abilities of Maemo 5. Not so much because the technology is different, just the intergration of getting to the power of the platform would be smoothed out (a lot).